At the North American International Auto Show some of the shows are display are concept cars, cars that are not necessarily going into production. One of the most interesting cars in Detroit this year is the Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a solar car that literally runs on sunshine. This car has solar panels on its roof, and will have the same range as the C-Max Energi, about 620 miles.
The car, which was also shown at the 2014 International CES offers renewable power – those plug-in hybrids and electric cars do still require an energy source. And a solar car does not produce carbon emissions. Even cooler; you won’t have to worry about finding a recharging station.
Of course, parking the car in an underground garage – or any garage – will mean the car won’t be recharging, so there are some obstacles to overcome. But Ford is on the right track thinking outside the box in the race to develop new energy sources for cars.